Originally Posted by acireta
Smaller weddings can be so beautiful and intimate! You will still come home married after the trip of a lifetime, and think about how much more quality time you'll get to spend with the special people who made it down there with you! And everyone else will be super jealous of your pics and experiences!
Plus, you can spend more on each OOT bag since you only have a few to make! Just kidding on that one, but it might be a plus for you, I dunno.
We had a TON of people who said "I wanna go, I wanna go. I'll book right away." The only bookings are my mom, my two bridesmaids and our best man and his wife. So I'll believe it when I see it. These very special people who already booked will be there, everyone else is just icing on the cake.
I couldn't have said it better than Erica. While we were a group of about 35, I initially envisioned many more. There were so many people who were excited about us getting married in Jamaica & said they would be there. Those people who reassured us that they were coming, were the same people who pulled out once the invitations were sent out & it was time to book. On the other hand we also had quite a few people attend who we never expected.
While I was very upset about the amount of "no's" that we got, once I arrived in Jamaica, those people who didn't make it were the farthest from my mind. I looked around at those family & friends who did take the time to join us & realized that they were the ones who mattered and they are the ones who helped make our wedding all the more special.
And for me, managing a group of 30 or less was way more conveinent than managing a larger group. I had enough to worry about leading up to the wedding & couldn't imagine having to worry about more people than I did.
Basically, just hang in there. If a DW is your dream, then continue to hang on to & follow YOUR dream. Don't let other people ruin what you have planned. Yes its nice to have friends and family support you on your wedding day, but in the end, its all about you & your FI and what YOU guys want. You will have an amazing wedding regardless.